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VOL VIII NO- 8
Senior Class 1916
Martinsville High School
MARTINSVILLE - - - .INDIANA
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"Four Happy years together
By storm and sunshine tried,
In changing wind and weather
We've roughed it side by side
But the time is drawing nigh,
We are fledged and we must fly."
We are leaving our schooldays behind us and passing out
into the broader stream of life. As the years pass by, may
this book, with its old familiar faces of teachers and class-
mates, keep fresh the memories of the pleasant days we
have spent together.
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We, the graduating class of Martinsville
High School, dedicate this book to our
teacher and friend
ARTHUR H. HINES
'The end has come, as come it must
To all things; in these sweet May days,
The teacher and the scholar trust
Their parting feet to separate ways.
They part, but in the years to be
Shall pleasant memories cling to each
As shells bear inland from the sea,
The murmur of the rythmic beach."
Martinsville, Ind., May 25, 1916.
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"Uneasy lie the heads of all that rule,
His most of all whose kingdom is a school."
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J. E. ROBINSON.
Graduate State Normal
Principal of M. H. S. 1897 to 1901.
Superintendent since 1901.
At the close of this year, Prof. Robinson retires from the position
which he has filled so ably for the past fifteen years. We consider our-
selves fortunate to have spent the whole of our school life under his kind-
ly guidance. In all dealings with childish pranks he never forgot that he
was once a boy himself.
His influence upon the lives of our city is something that cannot be
"Hj knew the joy the sculptor knows
When plastic to the lightest touch
His clay wrought model slowly grows
To that fine grace desired so much.**
A. H. MINES
Principal. Instructor in Science
Graduate State Normal 1907
Instructor in M. H. S. since 1907
Principal since 1910
A. W. McCRACKEN
Instructor in Science
Graduate State Normal 1911
Instructor in M. H. S. since 1911
MISS LILLIAN HART
Instructress in German and Latin
Graduate of DePauw
Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Beta Kappa
Instructress in M. H. S. since 1910
Instructor in History and Civics.
Indiana State Normal A. B. 1915.
RUSSEL B. SILSBY.
Instructor in English and History.
University of Michigan A. B. 1915.
MISS ETHEL I. HOUSE.
Instructress in Shorthand,
Typewriting and Domestic Science.
Graduate State School of Science,
Wahpeton, North Dakota, 1913.
Instructress in M. H. S. 1914.
MISS HANNAH STEVENS.
Instructress in English
Graduate of Indiana University
A. B. 1907. A. M. 1910
Instructress in M. H. S. since 1910.
MISS LELA VAUGHT.
Instructress in Art.
Graduate of Indiana State Normal,
Butler College and
Janerian School of Penmanship.
Instructor in Book-Keeping.
Arithmetic, and Wood Working.
Indiana State Normal
Wisconsin State University.
MISS TWANETTE NUTTER.
Instructress in Music.
Graduate of Boston
Conservatory of Music
MRS. BERYL RUSIE.
Instructress in Latin and English.
Graduate of Depaw Ph. B. 1905.
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Beta Kappa
Instructress in M. H. S. since 1914.
R. E. CRAVENS.
Instructor in Mathematics.
Hanover College A. B. 1914.
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"While wondering Science stands herself perplexed
At each day's miracle, and asks "What next?" —
The immortal boy, the coming heir of all,
Springs from his desk to "urge the flying ball".
The same bright creature, in these haunts of ours
That Eton shadowed with her antique towers."
"Physics, metaphysics, logic, mathematics — all the lot —
Every wisdom crammed octavo, they have mastered and — forgot,"
GOLD AND BLUE.
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His favorite recreation is a gentle slumber in the as-
sembly and he has an air of drowsy abstraction which is
only thrown off in the heat of a basketball game. He is not-
ed for his contagious smile and loved for his power of add-
ing humor and freshness to an English recitation. In class
he may be seen earnestly reading from his text-book.
Basketball Team, President IV, Class Play.
He entered this High School
from Brazil in the Junior year, and
when the excitement created by
his advent had subsided, immedi-
ately got into the swing of affairs.
He gains much admiration from
the fresh and innocent youthful-
ness of his face. He is a noted ten-
or. As leading lover of the class
play he displayed hitherto conceal-
ed feeling and ability.
Gladys is a charming, lovable girl
who has maintained a cheerful
sweetness through all the trials from
Freshman to Senior. Gladys will
be remembered gratefully by the
authors and poets of M. H. S. who
who have delighted to enshrine her
in clouds of romance. And the
strange thing is that with all this
she is still a pupil to rejoice the
hearts of the teachers.
"You were a schoolboy, what beneath the sun so
like a monkey?"
He is a mechanical genius Avho has nearly
perfected a new make of automobile. He
has an abiding faith in Providence which
often carries him through a hard place
where a night's study would not. Also he
is in love, deeply and hopelessly, though
at most times he makes an effort to conceal
it. In the latter years of his sojourn at M.
H. S., he has formed an unbreakable friend-
ship with B. O. Williams.
"The man that blushes is not quite a brute."
Until this year a shy and quiet young
})ud, but lately has blossomed forth won-
derfully, having real cases which startled
the whole school.
"None but himself can be his parallel."
The only really political man in the class.
Besides politics, he also goes in for psy-
cliology, and having made an exhaustive
study of this subject, is able to judge of
one's thoughts by the laying on of the
hands method. He has an air of profound
wisdom which often convinces the teachers
wlien his words fail to do so. Many have
earnestly sought his love but it is not
known that he ever accepted their ad-
"She is a phantom of delight."
A gay and cheerful girl who is never
bothci-ed by twinges of conscience over
lessons or work of any sort. She has an
ever ready smile for her friends and is
much liked by many of her classmates.
She takes an ('si)e('ial delight in all social
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"She walks in beauty."
Juliet has been a member of our class
since her return from Franklin in 1914.
She is a recognized leader and no scocial
event in this city is complete without her
"How tall among her sisters and how fair."
Alice is noted for her rose leaf complex-
ion and shy sweetness.- She is a girl wlio
makes no pretentions of importance in the
class but quietly goes to work and accom-
plishes things. She has a desire to make
those about her happy and at ease and so
is always gracious and graceful. It has
been said by a dependable authority that
she is the mosf beautiful girl in Centerton.
"Ah, why should life all labor be?
A gol darn good feller!"
Bud is a firm believer in the rest cure
and is living up to that belief. His mind is
usually fresh and vigorous for inventing
new and startling forms of mischief. Sev-
eral remarkable experiences, shared with
the Editor of the Nuisance, have cemented
a firm friendship between the two. He has
a dread of appearing weak or spinster like
and therefore exerts himself to be careless.
"Of him she thinks she can not think too much."
Noted for the fact that she came from
Coldwater and is still loyal to it. She finds
much consolation, however, in the youths
of Martinsville and her one objection is,
that more of them do not occupy seats near
her in the assembly hall. On account of
her extreme friendliness, she is ungrate-
fully considered by some, to be a trouble-
some creature. Her greatest talent lies in
corresponding with unwilling recipients.
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"With thy sweet smile and silver voice."
"Nancy" in the class play.
Pauline entered our ranks from Arizona
as a Sophomore. She is a proud, digni-
fied damsel who has ambition to rule the
world and never lacks that splendid quality
"Unblemished let me live, or die unknown;
grant an honest fame, or grant me none!"
This is a girl who conscientiously does
lier assigned work aiid is therefore a pleas-
ure to her teachers. She has spent her
whole liigh school career in M. H. S. much
to the credit of our class.
"She that was ever fair and never proud
Had tongue at will and yet was never loud."
She has not been with us through the
entire H. S. course, but soon became identi-
licd witJi us after her advent. This cheer-
In I ix'rsoii is known to all H. S. students by
her "perix'tual" smile.
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"Her virtues walked their narrow round;
Nor made a pause, noi- left a void."
She is a calm and quiet maiden, above
all things axoiding publicity and notoriety.
But behind all her gentleness is solid pur-
l>ose and she is certain to succeed in her
aim for she constantly strives to make her-
self efficient in this one thing. In time of
stress and cxcitejiient it will be soothing
to think back upon hei- soft voice, her mild
face and hei- cui'linii- hair.
"How brilliant and mirthful the light of her eye!"
"Fletcli" has spent four years among ns
in a cool calculating way wliicli has brought
much credit to herself. She has, seemingly
without effort, attained that decorum and
poise which so many of us desire. Com-
mon sense and perseverance are distinct-
ive features of her character.
"Her hair had a breezy curl;
Her brown eye was merry and wild."
Elsie wandered into our midst as little
ones generally do, but stayed to prove her-
self an .essential to the class. She is one
of those diminutive persons who make up
for lack of size by untiring application
and an unlimited store of dynamic energy.
She has a pleasing disposition which gives
her an added distinction in the eyes of her
classmates and friends (gentlemen in-
"Imp of all mischief, heaven alone knows how
you learned it all!"
He is without doubt the most affection-
ate boy in this High School, and his gentle
manners distinguish him from others. He
has talents which should be utilized on the
stage for he bears much resemblance to
Charlie Chaplin, in action and appearance.
He is a remarkably deep thinker but usu-
ally keeps the fact concealed.
"Dancing! I love it, night or day; y:>
There's naught on earth so jolly!" _
She is one of those girls who hides under
a demure exterior, a heart longing for ad-
venture and gay life. She loves to sing
and her ambition is to follow Ellen Terry
as the greatest emotional actress. Indiana
is too small for her high hopes, and there-
fore she is desirous of seeking an educa-
tion and many lovers in the State of Illi-
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"Behold the hero of the day;
A simple, modest, man of clay."
De\ve>- is an all round athlete, starrini>-
in Basketball, Football and Baseball. He
lias been one of the mainstays of our
Kasketball during' the y)ast two seasons,
and Ills absence from the f^oor will be
deei)ly missed next season. He will prol)-
ably pui-sue his studies at Butler.
"Fai- fiom gay cities and the ways of men."
A joy to those who are compelled to act
as bill collectors, for he is always there
with the gratifying- "kale." He is noted
foi- his reticence and shy manners, but it
is said by some that these are only as-
sume I to conceal the fact that he is pre-
paring himself for a public speaker. He
will likel_\- succeed for he has survived nine
Tiioiitas of note writing l)y Senior girls.
"Happy am I, from care I'm free!
Why ar'n't they all contented like me?"
l^repai-edness is her motto. Ready for
an\tliing from storming Blackstones to a
(Jerman test on IMouday morning. Her
lii-eatest antipathy is Sophomore boys, and
he)- goal in life, Seymour. She is almost
sure to nud<e fame for herself as a trainei-
of the youthful idea. She is easily shocked
and has an intense sense of ])ro])riety.
"Nature did her .so much right
That she scorns the help of art."
Wliole-sonled and ever ready to lend a
li('ll)ing hand, she has endeavored to make
life pleasant for those about her. Her
i|niel res('r\-ed and unassmning manner has
won Tor her a place in the affections of all
those who know her. She is that tyi)e of
yii'l which is so aptly descrilx'd in every
day tei-ms as a t.xpical good scout.
"And her little red ringlets, bobbing,
Bobbing and hobnobbing."
Her friendly smile and cheerful voice
are known and loved down to the timid
Freshmen. She is not likely to be lost in
the haze of the future, for she carries aloft
a crimson headlight, never extinguished.
She has been a faithful basketball fan and
she knows how to appreciate a good Civics
lesson. Coming generations at M. H. S.
will lose l)y not having her on their com-
mittees and geography excursions. Her
favorite food is pepper.
"My tender youth wa^ never yet attained
With any passion of inflaming love."
Helen's greatest characteristic is a sense
of humor, which often overmasters her in-
horn love for decorum. She has shown a
talent for match making and has an ambi-
tion for conducting a matrimonial bureau.
However, with all her love for gayety and
romance, she has always been a satisfac-
tion to her teachers and can proudly boast
that she has never caused a single white
hair for Mr. Hines.
"She was the mildest mannered maid."
Clara is not known for any boldness, nor
for having an ever wagging tongue but on
tlie contrary she is noted for her modest
and retiring ways.
"T'-e love of praise, howe'er concealed by art.
Reigns more or less and glows in his heart."
Tliis is our rightfully all-state center
who led his team to victory time after
time, both at home and abroad. When in
his togs, his figure spells "basket-ball."
He is a natural leader of others, which,
along with his many other fine qualities
accounts for his unbounded popularity.
His athletic fame isn't wholly confined to
basket-ball, for he is good anywhere he
may be; on the gridiron, the diamond, the
track or tlie field.
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"There was a little man, and he had a little sand,
And he said. Little Soul, let us try, try, try!"
He has been known to call his own name
vociferously on several occasions; not for
notoriety but because he was our famous
yell leader, surpassed by none. Many
times his inspiring pep on the yelling line
buoyed up our team to victory, and his
popularity will long be remembered by all
the students who attended M. H. S. in the
year '15- '16.
"None but an author knows an author's cares."
One of the most able literary members
of the class, ranking high in all of her
studies, but especially those in which she
can use her literary ability. She intends
to study landscape gardening at Purdue
"She would not with peremptory tone
Assert the nose upon her face."
She has been a follower of the red and
blue for all her four years, though living
ill Illinois. She is not hilarious, but very
fond of frolics, provided they are not too
lioisterous liking such things as quiet hike,
spreads and moving pictures. She is a
modest girl disliking show of any kind,
and therefore she never attempts to make
display of her brilliant wit.
"I am content, I do not care.
Wag as it will, the world for me."
She looks with ecinal scorn upon labor,
sohMimity and sentimentality. She be-
lieves in the prevention cure, and to ward
off her old enemy, fat, has accpiired the
habit of "hiking" long distances. She is a
pleasant person to have around in case of
dei)ression, for she is uniformly careless
and good natured, ho|)ing for cheerful end-
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"Well, miss, I wonder where you live, I wonder
what's your name?"
Abounds in unique ideas which usually
find expression in English. She has an af-
fectionate disposition, tinged with melan-
choly, which she strives to overcome. The
world and its ways are a continual source
of wonder to her. She has a great deal of
self-possession which is a valuable asset to
"Few sorrows hath she of her own."
Life is not dull for Ruth, for the joys,
troubles, and experiences of others form
her greatest concern and delight. She is
especially interested in Junior boys. Soph-
omore boys, Freshmen boys and Senior
boys. Her greatest asset is a vivid and
ever ready blush. German is distasteful
to her soft voice.
"If naebody cares for me,
"I'll care for naebody."
One of the best business men of the
class. He has a peculiar sense of humor
which makes him a very agreeable person
to be associated with. He is also very
prominent in photographic circles. Altho
Business Manager of the Nuisance, he is
also the Staff Photographer, and has lost
several cameras in attemptins' to take pic-
tures of a few members of M. H. S.
"Too gentle of meen she seemed."
This lady makes her advent, not from
the Smokehouse Village north of us, but
from the city of Herbemont, thus her pecu-
liar air of lofty indifference to the small
concerns of this place. She has the appear-
ance of cold disdain and "uninterest" to
the concerns of this planet, and, it might
be added, when pressed to it will stand up
for woman's rights.
"She greets your jests with renewed laughter —
Oh, she's the girl the wits are after."
( )ne of our best scholars and a joy to the
teachers. She is also known for her his-
ti-()iiic ability and she has always reflected
credit on her class in any "dramatic"
event which she has participated in.
JAMES J. REID
"All the great men are dying and I don't feel
very well myself."
The Editor is a mystery that has never
been solved and is therefore very interest-
iii.U' to certain of the Senior girls. He has
a natural thirst for knowledge and will
become a man of achievements. Could
Destiny speak, it would undoubtedly re-
late an interesting account of this young
man's future, for he will certainly figure
in eitiier i)olitical or literary circles or in
"She is a queen in all her ways."
A popular n;ember of the class and a
boi-n leader. ( )ne of the few found in High
School with the initiative necessary to
"run" a class successfully. She is always
willing to work for the good of her class
and her clToi-ts in this line are never in
vain, future classes will miss much if
tlicy do not find a person in their midst to
take up the work of this girl.
"Unthinking, idle, wild and voung,
^Maughed and danced and talked and sung."
The Senior lady of Mystery. She is
cliai-acterized by her penetrating glance
and the fascination she exerts over certain
Senioi- xonths. She has no affinity for the
useful practicalities of Domestic Science
or Bookkeeping, preferring the bright
light of the stage. She has proved herself
a success as an agent, outselling the ma-
ji)rit\ in theatre tickets.
"So young, (for as yet I am not twenty!)"
Tommy never created any sensations,
neither was lie unpopular. Very reticent
and unpretending', lie is found at home in
the machine shop where he is of greatest
value to society, I)eing a mechanic by na-
ture. ''Every man liatli his gifts" so since
he never roguishly liroke the laws of the
scliool, Ave may feel confident that he will
(lex'ejop into a good citizen.
"Twelve years ago I was a boy,
A happy boy."
He is steadily climbing the ladder. The
chief aim of liis life is to become a noted
pedagogue. Many boys of the lower ^/[""-f
classes are his intimate acquaintances,
))ound in the strongest ties of friendship.
He is noted for his ability on the diamond,
having spent many happy hours in that
"Love seldom haunts the breast where learning
Our latest acquisition. She created
(|uite a "stir" upon her arrival and still
occupies all the thoughts of one of the
most prominent members of the Senior
"None like her; none."
A girl of notable charm and sweetness
who is the solace and standby of the Civics
teacher. She came here last year from
Monrovia, but is now recognized as a part
of us. She looks upon life with due seri-
ousness, but is undecided which course to
follow as her career; Avhether the shining
lights and awe inspired audiences, as a
concert pianist, or a blue apron and cake
pan as a cheerful housekeeper.
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"One vast, substantial, smile."
AN'itliout doubt the most cheerful person
in the Senior class. She is never without
candy, peanuts or some sort of refresh-
ments with which she consoles downhearted
Senior boys. Joy making of any kind de-
light her, and a class picnic is never com-
l)Iete without her cheerful face. For con-
snmers of the midnight oil she has nothing
"What wondrous life is this I lead!"
A distinct personality, compelling will,
nnabashed in any position but with a sense
of propriety; a strongly masculine young
man. Not having a great love for books
and hard study, he often successfully gave
iin))romptu recitations in classes where
others would have failed. He often dis-
phiyed the ability of a genius in quick and
witty replies to a teacher.
"I whistle so's I won't be feared!"
He has a dominating sense of humor and
is always the first and greatest apprecia-
tor of his own jokes. He is the pet of the'
liiris ill tile Seiiioi- rows, but does not take
This seriously as his heart is elsewhere,
and his interest in school centers in the
"If a jolly set is trolling
The Tipperary air,
Or a cannon-cracker rolling
Comes bouncing down the stair,
The teachers looking out
Sigh, 'Alas, there is no doubt,
It's the noise of the boys
Of the class of Sixteen."
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OFFICERS OF UNDERCLASSMEN.
Presidenl, Herman Sanders
Vice-President, Bruce Mars
Sec-Treasurer, Louise Pearcy
President, Tronie Isenhower
Vice-President, Albert Frye
Sec-Treasurer, Elmer Cure
President, Angus Townsend
Vice-President, Mona Hickman
Sec-Treasurer, George Sandy
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CHARLES PAT TON.
I ISTENSIBLY Si was a farmer and a blacksmith and occa-
I ^\ sionlly a cattle drover, but as the agricultural region about
I \^ him was poor and the pasturage, though extensive, was in-
^HHH ferior, being covered chiefly with bunch grass and low brush,
CS^^3 a diet to which sheep and cattle did not take kindly and upon
which with the perversity of "dumb critters" they refused
to fatten, the income from even a triple employment like this would seem
But genius is always superior to circumstances, so Emerson says, and
Si exemplified the saying by always having an abundance of the comforts of
life and plenty of money. His wife always appeared in a new dress at each
annual protracted meeting; his boys wore store shoes, and always, had
powder in their gourds and shot in their pouches. As for Si himself he
owned a breech-loading gun even a drummer might not disdain, and used
real smokeless powder cartridges. His neighbors were told by visiting
friends from across the river in Amite county that Si actually paid two
and a half cents apiece for these, and the neighbors heard the statement
with unconcealed wonder at such evidences of wealth.
When collections were taken up for what the preacher called "the
spreading of the gospel of the sweet Savior among the heathens in China
and the pore Catholics in New Orleans," Si always put in a dollar, Mrs.
Hardsook fifty cents, the boys a dime each and little Lodelia, the only girl
in the family, a silver quarter. In consequence Si passed for a deeply re-
ligious man and the parson always called him Brother Hardsook.
Nor was Si's generosity purely ecclesiastical. He had been frequently
known to leave the railroad with as many as two one gallon jugs of "licker"
and arrive home with the jugs, owing to a liberal sampling on his own part
and a generous distribution of the same to all he met, who universally at
first refused to drink, but finally consented, being as how Si offered the
licker and they would "moist a littler" not as they were wine bibbers and
gluttonous, but would take a swig for the good of their "inwards."
Most of his neighbors drank what was offered them and asked no ques-
tions and made no remarks. But some of them were deeply and audibly
perplexed as to where Si got all his money. Certain circumstances con-
nected with Si would linger in their minds and what was worse break
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out on tlieir toiis>-nes. Tliey would comment how the neighbors of Si had
their cattk^ disappear just when they were "most fitten" for market. But
in tliat great unfenced country what was there to prevent cattle from
straying? "Dumb critters," said Si, "are mighty biggity and roaming-
some, anyliow, and Avill sometimes just rush to their ruin."
Sometimes in the fall country stores near him were robbed and their
safes 1)1 own open just after the money had been received from the town
banks to pay for the incoming cotton. It was a strange coincidence that
after such robljeries Si had more money and distributed more "licker"
than usual. But Si said, life is full of such coincidences and mystery,
according to the scriptures. "Leastwise," added he, "that is what the
parson says the words say, and I ain't the man to dispute a licensed min-
ister of the gospel, nor is yon, nuther, neighbor?" he would ask of his
listener as lie lonngingly toyed witli the trigger of his famous gun.
"No, indeed," re])lied tlie neighbor with alacrity, edging off a little.
"T don't dis]nite tlie pai"son nuther you. You air both right as fer as
T know on. "
Still some folks would prove "too leaky of tongue" in regard to Si's
affairs, and it was strange how the corncribs and cotton houses of these
"measly ])ack-capi)ers" as Si called them, had a habit of taking fire in
P)ut one day the grand jury actually indicted Si for grand larceny. He
was accused of st(»aling ten head of cattle from Mart Swiggles. The chief
witness against Si was Dune Swarrington, a good-natured farmer too
stupid to be dishonest, whose farm adjoining the road over which Si had
to drive the cattle to New Orleans. The testimony was strong for the
stntc. Si could ahnost hear the grating of the penitentiary doors as they
swiuiii- open to receive him. "It was an awfid experience for a Chris-
tian," he u^i't\ to say in after yeat's, l)nt th(Mi lie would add, "the Lord
l(i\('t h whciiii he chases. "'
Si went iipdii the stand and testiH(Ml on liis own liehalf. He acknowl-
edged that he sold the cattle. It was ti'ue he was a farmer, he said, look-
ing at the farmer jni-ors, a stockman if they would. He was uneducated,
too, no hangcr-around o\' lawyers an<l conrtrooms, for he thought an hon-
est farmer's i)lace was in the field, and not loafing around among them
that re))resented eorjjorations and merchants and so he did not know much
law hut he was a Christian and an alliance man, and he hoped he did know
what was right, if he did not know what was lawful, "two mighty different
thiim's." h(> said, "as sonie anionu' xon k-nows. what has liad homes closed
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out under deeds of trust for debts you uever made and. things you never
bought. ' '
The sale of the cattle, he went on, had come about this way. He was
going to New Orleans with a fine herd. Among them was a most likely
male. "I wish you could have seen him jedge, " he said deferentially to
that magnate. "He liad great shiney horns, same as if they were polished
up for powder horns, and curls like a city gal right down between the
horns. And was as high steppin' as a preacher or a railroad conductor."
As he was driving this male by Mart's pasture. Mart's heifers had
loped out and mixed with his cattle. He had called for Mart, but he could
not make Mart hear. He, himself had driven the heifers out of the cattle
at least four times, but they just would come back. The attractions of
that male was simply terrible, no preacher was more powerful among the
sisters. It looked like witchcraft or lioodoo or something to that warn't
Finally he tired out driving such contrary minded brutes. "A man
can't be expected even by the law, to spend his whole time fooling with
a passell of cows when he's got an honest living to make. So he was
forced to let Mart's old heifers go plumb to thunder; but, would they
believe it, they had actually followed him clear to New Orleans. What
was he to do with them"? Leave them in the streets to be taken up and
appropriated by the city folks! Not much! They already got a plenty
of country folks' stuff anyway, by closing out mortgages and deeds of
trust without just making them a present of the finest cattle in Chicot
county. So he had been compelled to sell those heifers along with his own.
Moreover, he was tender hearted and could not bear to part them from
that likely male. It was true he had never offered Mart the money l)ut
he liad not had time to do so. Witli his wife sick, and Lodelia puning
around all the time, and grass just a-whooping in his cotton, he had not
been able to go over to Mart's and take tlie money. He was going to
do so on the very next day, when the slieriff liad come and jailed him.
"To show you gentlemen," he concluded, "that I hain't got hard feel-
ing again' Mart, though I ain't saying he ain't treated me wrongful, I will
give him the vally of them heifers here and now." With that he flung the
money on the table in the courtroom. The jury retired and soon brought
in a verdict of not guilty.
As the crowd was pouring out of the courtroom Si nudged Dune on
the arm and said, "So, you swore again' me did you. Dune?"
"I had to. Si. I war on oath to tell the truth."
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"That's alright about tlie truth," said Si sarcastically. "We all
knows YOU just love the truth, just fattens on it. And I ain't denying
that the truth is a good thing in its place, but I want to leave with you,
that the ti'uth don't stop no lead."
As he walked homeward Dune decided that a change of air would be
good for his wife's lungs so he sold out his little property at sacrifice
and moved to Louisiana.
One night after the family prayers Si's oldest boy said, "Pap, when
are yon going to kill that houn' of a Dune Swarringtonf "
"When the crops are laid by, Sonnie. I'm too busy now to indulge
in pleasure, business fust, my boy."
One morning when the last furrow had been plowed and there was
no blacksmith work to be done, Si said to his wife, "Mammy, hand me my
gun, I guess I've got time to kill Dune now."
A two days ride brought him to Dune's place. He slipped through
the brush to where Dune was plowing. He slowly trudged behind a
gaunt steer and a worn out plow. His clothes were tattered and his cheeks
tliin and pale. Not far off Dune's boys were mending a gap in the dilapi-
dated fence and his l)aby girl was huddled up in a fence corner covered
by a tattered shawl. Suddenly Si confronted him with his gun. Taken
by sui-prise Dune started and trembled but soon recovered and faced his
enemy without blanching.
"Don't shoot the kids, Si," was all he said.
lint Si replied, "Don't be nowise oneasy, I rode a hundred miles to
kill you hut guess you are wuss otf here than you would be in Hell. I
freely and fully fergive you."
Si then started off but wheeled suddenly and pitched a silver dollar
at the anuized Dune's feet. "Here, buy thet air peak-faced young-un'
a s(]uare meal, lu^ looks hungry."
hPh^ WUJSANCEj^ jgtSJ^S^
THE DAWN OF TOMORROW.
(A DREAM OF TODAY.)
JAMES JOHNSTON RFAD.
|REW, but it is hot," I gasped, opening my eyes as I did so,
"and such a cramped position," I further ejaculated, not
fully awake as yet. "And my neck. Oh, my neck," I con-
tinued, endeavoring to straighten said member, much to my
But at that moment my eyes fell on my surroundings,
and surely a more dumbfounded person never drew breath on this ter-
restrial ball. So startled was I that perforce I must resort to that old yet
common remedy of rubbing one's optics.
"I'll be swiblergenomerated," I needs must ejaculate, and turned my
gaze from the room to my arms.
They would not move !
Furthermore, and adding fuel to my inflamed mind, they were bound
hard and fast, swathed to my body with many folds of dusty linen.
I then would have rubbed my polar extremity but for the fact that
said useful limbs, the arms, were in such a peculiar state of juxtaposition
with relation to my body.
So I again ejaculated, "I'll be swiblergenomerated, but this is an un-
pleasant state to wake up in!"
And it was.
But now my amazement was further heightened, for in close prox-
imity to my person, some voices were articulating excitedly in a tongue
unknown to me.
Craning my head as far forward as my position would permit, I was
able to look down upon the objects of my attention.
For the third time my arms unconsciously strove to reach my head.
The effort, however, destroyed my equilibrium and down I plunged
fairly into the midst of a group of bald-headed individuals who were in-
tently viewing what appeared to be the remnants of a — FORD !
Luckily (or unluckily, depending upon whose viewpoint is considered)
I found myself cushioned upon the recumbent form of a person of no mean
girth; he too astonished to say, "Howdy!". I too frightened to say,
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Til coiisecinence we lay there speechless. The companions of said gen-
tlenuui, evidently believing that a change of position would be to our mu-
tual benefit, assayed to lift me from my couch.
At this crucial moment I inadvertently screamed "Help!"
The effect was magical. No more could have been expected of "Se-
same." 1 thought tliat the earth had opened beneath me, but at last I dis-
covered that I was in my former position, much to the evident discomfort
of the gentleman beneath.
"Help!" I screamed again. For the aforesaid gentleman had taken
this o])portunity to faint.
The others had fled, so left to my own devices, [ tried to think.
"Oh, yes," I muttered with glee, "I remember now, this is TOMOR-
ROW. Last night, at my friend the doctor's laboratory, the yielding of
myself to science, and lastly embalmed alive, to be awakened in a couple of
hundred years. T wonder what time it is?"
But at this juncture the man beneath me grunted. "So you are the
ninnnny;''" he finally muttered.
"Oei-tainly, sir," T responded. "I was embalmed last night for a
couple of hundred years. Where am I and what time is it?"
.\t this (juestion, or at my exjjla nation, i-ather, my friend of the re-
cumbent figure l)egau to treniblc.
"This, sir," he res])onde(l, "is f e Fewcher Museum, City Tewbee, on
I he planet known as the world. The year is 3()1,;)25 A. D." The day, T
l»('li('\c, is ;il)()ut the L'Oth of youi- month of May."
It was in\- ini'n to trem])I(>.
"Then this is not TOM ()KK( )W— this is three hundred thousand
years in the FrTFRK."
"11" yon |»lease, sir," he interrupted my reverie, "if you could mo\<'
sudicientiN- lo lef me arise. This is most interesting, sir, most interesting."
"I should smih'," I returned, making a rueful effort to do so; "well, T
At hist he got to his feet and calh'd vociferously, but in vain. Tui'uing
lo me, wifli much eCCorf, he l)rouglit nie to my l'e(>t whei'e 1 towerinl abo\-e
"Thank you, sir."
"Vou shall dine wifh me," he said irrelevantly. "You shall meet mv
I'amily, sii*. "
"Thank _\-on." 1 i-esponded ineclianicall)-, \\\\ observation bent toward
that well known article, the l-'oid. "What is that (loiu'>- here ? "
»:! s> ^
"These, sir, are our most treasured relics," lie replied, pointing
vaguely toward the whole end of the hall. "That was found several
years ago in an excavation near the capital. Thirty-five theses have been
written as to its pro])able use, but as yet nothing has definitely been deter-
I gazed at the rusty, time-worn mechanism mutely. My companion evi-
dently enjoyed the task of elucidating concerning his relics, "his," as he
was the superintendent of the museum, lie informed me.
I now noticed a keg, a keg of the variety T might add, that were
liauled through the streets of yore, behind huge perclierons and lowered
then into mammoth cellars beneatli foul-odored apartments. Above, the
contents of tlie kegs were sold by portly bartenders in dirty aprons to more
portly gentlemen in the various uniforms of their class.
"That," my guide announced, pointing to the aforesaid keg, "is an an-
tique whose great age is be^^ond question. It is a relic of Imrbarism, of an
era at the dawn of history when man began to think himself an inde-
structable organization of indestructable parts and acted accordingly.
Analyzing the fluid found in the vessel, it was discovered to be a virulent
poison. A quadrangular debate was held on Mars, delegates from Jupiter,
Saturn, Neptune and this orb participating. That learned body at last
gave the verdict that the liquid was used in the era of savagery as a method
of slow suicide, and furthermore, OAving to the large number of vessels
found, suicide by this method must liave been exceedingly popular at one
time, ^^ery clever, Avas it not?"
T, however, was too mucli amazed at the decision of tliat august assem-
blage to answer at the time.
"Tlds," my guide continued, "is also an antiquity." Following his
gaze, I noted what appeared to be the remnants of some tobacco, sealed in a
glass box. "T found that myself," he proceeded, visil)ly puffing Avith pride
as he pointed to the half-lmrned clear. "While conducting excavations
in Telluria, Ave found that and also the oldest prose Avriting of this sphere,
'Strive and Succeed,' by that master of English, Horatio Alger, Jr."
As may be supposed, T Avas too much astonished to iuten'upt, and so lie
continued his explanations.
"Those vile-smelling weeds (])ointing to the tobacco) Ave at last dis-
coA^ered to have been given to tliis use. The leaf was cremated and the gas
giA^en off was used to destroy vermin and other pests of like nature.
Right, Avere we not!"
"Certainly, sir," T returned, thinking of the enormous (juantities of
a ^;l Q n o.^ fJ
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the weed consumed in my day and the logical conclnsion that vermin and
otiier j)ests were very abundant at that time.
"This," my companion went on in his discourse, "is the first poem
composed by iiicn of this planet. This, sir, marks the dawn of literature
on this globe. This, sir, is a relic worthy of all the precautions we use in
connection with this nniseum. This, sir, I dare say, every student of the
English language can repeat verbatim. This constitutes, with a prose
work before mentioned, the only extant literature of a language long
Bending over the casket wherein the relique lay enshrined I deciph-
ered in almost imperceptible characters, "0 CUT, ^0 CUT THIS LEG
AWAY, BY THE BARD OF ALAMO."
"Such," I nmttered, "is the knowledge of YESTERDAY. Proceed,
Together we ascended a flight of stairs. "This way out," my guide
As I reached the roof I was confronted with an enormous statue,
towering high into the sky.
"Who is that?" I asked.
"That, my dear friend," he answered, "is the representation of the
greatest man the universe has ever ])roduced. Our greatest statesman, sir,
Mr. Aul weighs Phicksitu)). lie, sir. is the man who dropped the period
from tlie hinguage."
I was certainly astonished.
"Because, sir," here he chuckled assiduously, "because, sir, if there
was no i)ei'iod in the language, then there would be no necessity for the
period on (he vest pocket typewriter. And if there was no period on the
tyiiewriler, the typewriter could then be reduced in size. And if the type-
wi'iter was i'e(hi('e(l in size the vest ])ockets could also be reduced. And if
the \-('st pockets were reduced in size, it would iu)t take as much material to
nud<e them. And if it did not take as nuich material, then so nmch would
not iia\-e to be shi])|)e(l hei'e from Saturn. (^onsiMiuently we would have
the biilaucc of ti-nde on oui- side. See? \'ei'y ingenious, was it not?"
"\'ei'>-," I r<'tui-ued, thinking of oui' own gi-eat statesmen and their
wondei'l'ul reasoning ability.
\\\ this time he had led me ti) a (jueer craft into which we stepped and
without more ado had descemled on another roof.
"Remai'kable," 1 gasped, thinking of the journev.
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' ' Come on in, sir, and meet my daughter. ' '
Pondering deeply over the various wonders I had heard of, I suddenly
found myself inside the structure, with a very weak feeling in the pit of my
"Remarkable!" I found utterance at last.
"Very," returned ray host, looking beyond me to some one entering
the room. ' ' My daughter, Mr. — ah — I 've forgotten your name, sir, a thou-
"Headrick — Tom Headrick, if you please. But I do not remember that
we exchanged knowledge of our handles, sir."
"To be sure, to be sure. I am A. Guy Asyetunborn, sir; my daughter,
"Pleased to meet you, I am sure," I returned.
To my amazement the girl giggled ! (riggled in my presence, Thomas
W. Headrick, of Chicago ! Astonishing !
But fortunately my host interrupted, thus, "My dear friend, she does
not understand a single syllable you utter. She can only speak the Pur-
phekt language. I, perhaps, am the ouly person drawing breath who has
learned the ancient tongue called English. She can recite for you, though,
if you please, "Cut, Oh, Cut My Leg Away!"
And then he broke into that peculiar speecli that had so astonished me
before. But the girl suddenly stepped forward and with a peculiar slur
over the "E's," recited the poem, "Cut, Oh, Cut My Leg Away."
' ' Thank you, ' ' I said when she finished.
My guide translated this, and the girl having replied, he now made
tliis startling speech.
"She says she hates you. You are too tall and you have such funny
He said this with much embarrassment and finisliing took me by the
arm and hurriedly left the room. Of course T knew she was much taken
with me, by her speech, so fell to wondering about her appearance, not
having been able in the dazzling light of the room to see her to my satis-
Mechanically I bathed, clothed myself, and was led to the hall again,
scarce noting the procedure.
I again found myself in the presence of the girl, and my eyes being bet-
ter accustomed to the light, I was able to note her appearance. Imagine my
surprise and amazement when I found that no hair graced her head, but
instead a queer desi,<>-n was worked upon the crown with what appeared
to be sticking plaster !
"The old order changeth, yielding place to tlie new," I found myself
repeating. "Perhaps those patches are as well there as on the cheeks!"
Dinner was served, but I scarce comprehended it, so numbed was my
brain from my experiences. At last T found myself asking my host why he
slurred the letter "E."
"My dear sir," he responded, "that was a magnificent bit of reason-
ing. Mr. Brillyantman's name will forever be enscrolled in the Halls of
Fame. The fact was we always noticed that in printing, typewriting, etc.,
the letter 'E' would invariably have to be replaced first. So he eliminated
the 'E.' ]\rarvelous reasoning, was it not!"
"Very," T responded.
The meal being concluded, my host, his daughter and myself pro-
ceeded to the nuisic room. Soon, however, the father left us alone and, the
daughter playing a ])ecuiiar kind of musical instrument, I had time for
thought. Strange to say, I was glad that my life was spanning those cen-
turies, in fact I could not quite decide whether to settle down and court the
daughter of my acquaintance (for she was not ill-favoured as to looks
despite the fact that she wore no hair on her head, besides it is probably
better to wear none than to wear some one else's) or to get embalmed for
another three hundred thousand years.
"Perhaps," I reflected, as I endeavored to sleep that night, "perhaps
1 had better visit the wonders of the world as my hostess had so kindly
invited me to do, and spend the next day with her."
"Her," 1 reflected, "I've only known 'her' for a few hours, yet — yet in
fact I admire 'liei'!' "
"So here's hoping I have a pleasant morrow!"
hPh^ ISUISANCEi^ glSflS'
MRS. JONES' TEA PARTY.
ALICE BREED LOVE.
S she looked in the mirror before descending the stairs to
meet her guests Lucile Starke was conscious with a glow
of satisfaction that she looked very well. The shimmering
green of her gown brought out gracefully her girlish
slenderness. Above the low cut bodice a thin gold chain
gleamed, two j^ade bracelets clinked on one rounded arm.
She smiled back at the vision of her own joyously flushed face. And giv-
ing the velvet rose at her belt a final pat, she went slowly down the stairs.
As she stepped into Mrs. Jones' pleasant living room, the door was just
opening on Mrs. Jackson and Miss Bagley, Lucile entered and greeted
them gracefully. Frequently after that the little bronze doorbell rung and
smiling ladies were ushered in.
The bright room was soon full of gaily chatting visitors and Mrs.
Jones in accordance with her own individual custom at tea parties,
wheeled among them her beautifully appointed tea wagon, the pride of
her heart. As the cart passed her and Lucile helped herself to a cup, her
hostess noticed sitting quietly between her and the stout Mrs. Harrison a
plain, unobtrusive, small person. She flushed a little.
"Lucile," she said gaily, "You have not met Miss Fleu yet! She is
one of our few young peo-ple," she finished with an effort.
For Lucile had suddenly clutched her cup so startedly that the hot
liquid splashed over the saucer. Her eyes broadened. Her breathing
became obviously quicker. She turned her face striving for calm, upon
"Pardon me," she murmured faintly. Miss Fleu? I had not expected
to see you here so soon — I thought — "
"You must be mistaken, Lucile,"
our own quiet Angelica."
"But I am not," Lucile insisted,
idsonville that I am thinking of, I beg your pardon," she said turning to
the person in question. "I am sorry I was so troublesome, and I hope I
have not hurt your feelings fatally by recalling sad memories to you."
"Miss Fleu nodded gravely bewildered. Lucile tremblingly took a
sip of tea, and Mrs. Jones interposed a remark on the weather in an
effort to detach the glances of her guests from Lucile and Miss Fleu.
Mrs. Jones interrupted, "this is
"It is Miss Angelica Fleu of Dav-
Lucilc liad noticed her before, a (iniet, little thing with a plain face,
sniootli bi-owii hair and ))r()wii eyes with a rather wistful desire in their
de])ths. And she had also noticed that among the others this one had been
o\-erlooked and lier mind had leayjed to tlie thought that here was a fair
stai't for winning the bet she made. She had acted accordingly.
The party proceeded pleasantly if somewhat constrainedly, and Lucile
foniid it necessai-\- to summon all her self assurance to keep from flushing
under the glances of tlie otlier ladies, who seemed unable to keep their eyes
away from her.
Mrs. Jackson was asked to sing and responded sweetly with, "How
Do I Know I Love You," while Miss Bagley, who had the distinction of
having studied piano in Boston, in her turn executed "Dawn at Night,"
by NickolafP. IMrs. Jenkins took advantage of the small stir of Miss
Bagley 's performance, as well as the empty chair left by that lady to
beckon Tjucile to her, and under cover of the applause whispered hastily:
"Tell me, wliat is it >()u know of our Angelica, you seemed so startled
you have (|uite aroused my curiosity."
"Beally, T cannot tell, Mrs. Jenkins," replied Lucile solemnly, "only
tliat this is the same girl of whom T heard, and T know T have not ])een
" l)nt who told >'()u?" ITer questioner interposed a final query, the
otliers w(M"e settliiiu' down in tlieii' cliairs.
"Someone 1 trusted greatly, — once."
She h)were(| liei' lashes, l)nt not until Mi'S. Jenkins had followered
her side ghuice and noticed on Mrs. Jones' ])recise little table a new arti-
cie, a i)i('ture, the photograph of a young man.
"Oil," she luunnured as if lialf eidightencMl.
"Mrs. Jenkins has made a discoverx," came the gay voice of Mrs.
JacUson across the room, "and T am sure it must be a verv interesting-
She indicated the picture and 1 lie eyes of all fastened themselves U!)oii
it with such t'l-ank intoi'est Tjucile fell hov face color involuntarily.
"Who would lia\e sns])ected we had such I'oniance in our midst," Mrs.
liarrisou took up. "Can yon not tell us the name. Miss Stark? You
know I hat no one (>\-ei' gets too old to be thrilled 1i\- a love storv. "
"Oh, I caniu)t." Lncile was conscious that she was the target of inter-
est. She llnslieil aii'ain and then paled.
"I did not know it was" -
She rose irresolutely and lifted the picture from its place, then set
it down again.
"Do not think I am rude," she seemed to speak with difficulty, "but
I cannot tell you anything about him save that lie lives in New York.
But I do not — cannot speak of him more."
She sat down and there was an awkward pause. Then Mrs. Harrison,
who loved the scent of romance, spoke gently:
"I beg your pardon."
And Mrs. Jones assisted by others of her guests resolutely turned the
conversation into different channels.
When finally the last guest had gone, Mrs. Jones pushed the tea cart
out of sight, closed the door resolutely and turned to Lucile.
"Now do tell me," she demanded, "what was the matter with you this
afternoon, and what mystery is connected with Angelica Fleu!"
liucile's face assumed a painful expression.
"Please don't ask me. Aunt Erma," she implored, for I can't tell you
and I will only incur your anger by a refusal.
"But your telling me isn't like those others Lucile," Mrs. Jones urged.
"I am your aunt and you are my guest and I feel it my duty to know.
You see, Angelica is part of the society of this town, and — well, " she con-
cluded triumphantly seeing Lucile remained obdurate. "It evidently isn't
very important for everyone knows Angelica is the quietest girl in town
and hardly ever goes away."
Lucile faced her quietly.
"Remember," she said, "that time a year ago when she was at Bridge-
port? And at the same time — Albert — he was there," she pointed to-
ward the picture.
"Likely it concerns him too, then, " exclaimed Mrs. Jones in exasper-
ation. "Li that case, I shall not be surprised whatever it is. From the
way you act, T should not wonder at anything he did."
Lucile turned her face away for a moment and when she looked up
again her eyes were wet.
Instantly Mrs. Jones' animosity fled. She M^ent to Lucile.
"Pardon me, dearie," she begged, "I didn't mean to hurt you."
Lucile drew herself gently away.
"Certainly," she said with dignity, "It is nothing, only remember,"
she stipulated as she opened the door to her room, "that its these quiet
persons like Angelica who are likely to have the most to conceal. "
In her own room with the door safelv closed Lucile allowed herself
tlie relief of uiileasiiii>' a i>Teat deal of emotion. When slie was calm lier
liandkercliief was a damp ball, but she wore a strange look, quite lacking
ill resignation as she wrote a hasty note. She went quietly out a side door
to mail it. Tt was addressed to David Paul Starke, who happened to lie
liei- best lo\ed brother.
Tiie next day passed quietly and Lucile drew a lireath of regret that
she was fated to spend several days of uneventful quiet in the little town.
But hei- predictions were not to be so. On the day following came
iii\itati()iis from Miss Bagley to bring embroidery for a quiet afternoon.
Lucile accepting gladly found a subtle change somewhere. Miss Fleu
instead of being unnoticed to the point of oblivion, occupied by tacit con-
sent tlie center of interest, or rather, this interest had a double center
and Tjucile found herself the other. It was a novel sensation, distinctly
enjoyable. And she noticed also there was a more live air about this gatli-
ering, an interest seemed to be between them. Lucile appreciated the
sjanpatiiy given to her for her abstracted paleness, an air she had been
careful to assume. But wlien the ladies parted, it was still with baffled
Tt came to LuciU' with jubilant force as she telephoned her acceptance
to tlic fourth invitation the second week, that Davidsonville seemed to be
awake after all. The time did not pass dully. With her fresh zeal in life,
it was a pleasing thing to go to one of the Davidsonville social func-
tions. To meet at parties young men who regarded her with tender solici-
tude, and to see how much Angelica's new air of self respect became her-
and how she enjoyed the novelty of being sought after.
"Well Lucy," her aunt spoke approvingly to her one fresh morning
as she lay iti the hauunock — "You are making quite a social success in
l)avi(ls()n\ill('. Here are invitations from Mrs. Welch for a lawn party,
and T hope you ai)i)reciate it, for Mrs. Welch seldom gives a party, but
\\ hen she does, it is sure to outshine all the ones which have been given
since liei- last."
She stopped rather l)reithless and Lucile smiled as she took the softly
tinted env(d()pe frou' ^Irs. Jones' hand. She was glad she had not yet
worn h('i- i-osc cohiriMl <'re])(» in Davidsonville.
She was w illiug to l)elieve her aunt's assertion as they came in view
of Mrs. W(d('li's home, the night of the party. The pretty lawn was strung
with .Japanese huitcrns underneath whose soft light strolled youths and
maidens, I'oin.'intically iUnniined.
little stir when Mrs. Jones and Lucile arrived, which the
latter was accustomed' to by this time. But she soon discovered that the
interest was stronger.: The air seemed breathing with excitement. Lucile
looked abont her surprisedly.
Mrs. Welch hnrried np presently.
"Listen," she said taking Lucile 's arm. Her voice vibrated with
excitement. "Don't be too surprised at what I tell you. But I've brought
him to time at last, you didn't know Albert May was my nephew, did you!
A¥ell, I knew how yon felt, I was young once, and I guessed about this
mystery of i\ngelica, so I wrote him a good long letter and told him about
you, and to coine,' tliat it could be settled. I've mended lover's quarrels
before," she laughed a little, "and so he just sent a telegram saying he'd
come. He's here now. "
But I can't see him, I won't," gasped Lucile in dismay, "I must go
right now." , ,,
"Mrs. Harrison is bringing him," Mrs. Jones informed Lucile, detain-
ing her by the arm.
"Here he is," came Mrs. Harrison's gay voice. "Now, iVlbert, make
up with her and let us have peace. ' '
With utter despair Lucile glanced into the face a])ove lier — the original
of the picture which stood on Mrs. Jones' library table. The ])icture of
ber brother's chum which she had annexed.
"Alright," she heard a voice as in a dream and felt herself being led
away dbnly conscious that they were gazed at by the otiiers with intense
At a garden seat, sheltered from the light they stopped and Lucile
found her voice.
"Really," she told him earnestly, "I did not choose that picture
because it was you; luit it was convenient for my purpose, and I had no
idea you were connected with this little town." "Listen," she stopped
him, "I made a Ijet with my brother, that I could arouse this sleepy place
to interest and I succeeded." Her voice held a rising note of triumph.
"Evidently," he agreed.
"I did hear of Angelica Fleu before," she continued. "My brother,
who had been here before, told me she was the dullest girl he ever met.
They surrounded her with the mystery. And I did not once say I had been
in — that we had known one another. I glanced at your picture and they
inferred the rest. Now, does that satisfy youl" she breathed in relief.
"Not at all," he disagreed, "Really, I'd have liked it better the other
wav. ' '
"Look at Angelica," she proceeded, "that slender girl in yellow with
tlio tali num. I have really done her good. Charles Harrison would
never thought of looking at uninteresting little Angelica before, but now
clothed in mystery she dares to wear yellow and act alive."
"Yes," he assented, "I believe it all, so lets let Angelica alone. I see
my aunt looking for us. Shall T tell hei that she Las succeeded in her
"You need not," Lucile assured him hastily.
"But she will be disappointed."
'■'Well," — Ijueile was weakening, — "Think what that means."
"Certainly," he acquiesce 1. "Why object? Do you, really?"
"Well," she relented at last, "it would be sad to disappoint her,
And tliey rose and went forth under tlie glow of V'e lights.
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"The Three Chauffeurs," a comedy, was put on by the members of the
Martinsville Department Club, under the direction of Miss Nora and Mr.
Harry Hummel. Like all the plays they have put on here, it was a success.
Several members of M. H. S. took prominent parts in the cast — Charles Pat-
ton, '16; Shirley Kriner, '16; Pauline Comer, '16; Dorothy Tevis, '16; For-
est Thorne, '17, and Margory Rinker, '19. A number of M. H. S. girls and
boys took part in the catchy choruses throughout the play.
The Department Club has been instrumental in putting several success-
ful shows on this year\ Among others was the Lincoln Day program given
at the Grace Theatre. Miss Edith Cramer, '17, took part in this, posing as
the wife of Lincoln in the living pictures. Another part of the program was
an old-fashioned minuet danced by eight girls in the costumes of '63. The
girls were: Misses Ruth Woodv, '15; Mabel Pringle. '18; Bessie Steele,
'16; Alberta Smith, '17; Myrle"Truax, 16; Mildred Miller, '17: Pauline Co-
mer, '16, and Mrs. John Adam Hill, '1 5. Mrs. Jones deserves a great deal of
credit for the way in which she trained the girls for the minuet.
THE SENIOR CLASS PLAY.
The Senior class play, "Higbee of Harvard," was given on the evening
of May 23. The play was somewhat later than usual, but it was well worth
waiting for. That the class of 1916 had some able dramatic talent was cer-
tainly demonstrated by the play.
CAST OF CHARACTERS.
Watson W. Higbee, from Montana; a good fellow with millions, who
knows neither fear nor grammar Raymond Lowder
Hon. V. D. Withrow, a blue-blooded ex-senator, with a tall family tree
and a short bank account James Reid
Lorin Higbee, son of Watson; champion athlete of Harvard; in love
with Madge Everett Shireman
Theodore Dalrymple, called "Ted"; worked his way through Harvard ;
in love with Nancy Walter Acheson
Higgins, the butler Wayne Abbott
Nancy Withrow, the senator's daughter; an up-to-date, level-headed
girl Pauline Comer
Madge Cummings, from Montana ; a quiet sort, with temper when
needed Helen Fuselman
Mrs. Ballon, the senator's sister from New York, who meets her second
affinity at the eleventh hour Margaret Rose
Mrs. Malvina Meddigrew, originally from Montana; must always be
shown Miriam Mason
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A synopsis follows :
Act 1 — Lawn at the Withrow home, Brookline, Mass. Preparations
for luncheon. Mrs. Ballon gives some orders. The senator announces an
expected guest. "A grizzly bear!" Planning a marriage. "If Nancy
marries young Higbee my mind will be at rest." Arrival of Watson and
''the fellers." Some tough grammar. "I paid for him to git brains along
with the other fixin's." The senator drops some hints. How Watson "led
the German." Malvina and Higgins. "I'm a shy and retirin' critter as
ever was." Higgins is shocked. "You ungentlemanly female!" Nan and
Madge grow confidential. A faint and an overturned boat. Ted and Nan.
An interruption. The senator's eyes are opened. Nan on her dignity.
Lorin and Madge at cross purposes. The tangle increases. "My father
— Mr. Higbee, Senior !"
Act 2 — Drawing-room at Withrow 's evening of same day. Madge and
Watson disagree. How Watson tried to sing. Cross purposes. Malvina
gets mad. "He fired me out!" Watson asserts himself. "I say nix for
never!" Two ways of doing things. "I wasn't cut out for no meely-dram-
mer villain ! " A game of flirtation — and trouble. The fathers are deceived.
"Paired oft' right!" A sudden awakening. Madge speaks out. Father and
son. The quarrel. Watson lays down the law. "Take it or leave it — I don't
budge." Nan and Tedd add to the trouble. The climax. Kicked out. Hig-
gins ' ' butts in ' ' and gets ' ' fired. ' ' Off for the West. ' ' Good-by ! ' '
Act 3 — A mining camp in Montana, five months later. A hard luck
crowd. Bread and potato diet. "Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and no
chance to steal a turkey ! " A nightmare of a mine. ' ' Tomorrow we starve ! ' '^
An unexpected visitor. "It's that awful female woman!" "Isn't he cute?"
Interesting news. Boston baked beans ! A dream fulfilled. More visitors.
A couple of would-be "stern parents." What Watson learned. When to
apologize. "Lookin' down the throats of a pair o' Winchesters." Still
more visitoi's. Malvina sings with dire results. Everybody in a maze.
Higgins gets desiderate. "I'll blow up that confounded mine!" Plain
words. An explosion. A fortune at last. Matrimony in the air. Watson
nuikes a match and is matched himself. A (juadruple wedding and every-
body invited. Finale.
The actors all carried out their i)ai'ts to i)erfection, and we are sure if
the authoi- of the play could ha\-e seen it he would have rejoiced to find that
at last his play was gix-cn as he meant it to he. But in praising the actors
we must not forget to gix'e a great part of the credit to Mrs. Walter Acheson,
who so al)l\- (lii-(H't('(l the play. Fnder her training the many good points
of the i)lay wei'e brought out linely.
(This article was written before the play was given.)
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Under the able guidance of Professor R. E. Cravens and Mr. Hotch-
kiss the High School Athletic Association spent a most successful season
in all branches of Athletics that were taken up. The first Football Team
in several years v^as organized and played consistently against the veter-
an teams of such schools as Brazil, Greencastle, Noblesvllle and Browns-
burg. Taking all into consideration, the results obtained this year were
excellent, and with the experience acquired by the boys in the past season,
a championship team can be expected next fall. In basketball a team was
produced that perhaps was the best in the state, and would no doubt have
copped the championship had they not been the victims of a serious mis-
in the games the week before.
FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE SEASON.
Martinsville's average, percentage figured on games won
and lost throughout entire season, _ _ _ _ ,760
Martinsville's average, percentage figured on points scored
by M. H. S. as opposed to points scored by opponents - .624
Points scored by M. H. S., - - - - - 850
Points scored by opponents - _ _ _ _ 512
THE FOOTBALL TEAM.
Sanders, Capt; Kriner; Shireman; Frye; Goss; Fishel; Davee;
Stout; Crone; Teeters; Curtis; Wershing; Crone; Thorne;
Baugh; Bales and Mitchell.
THE BASKETBALL TEAM.
Kriner, Capt.; Curtis, Sanders and Mars; Forwards; Goss,
Shireman and Frye, Guards.
OUR "M" MEN.
At the close of the season, beautiful .sweaters were presented to
the following men for their work on the basketball floor during the past
Kjincr, Goss, Shireman, Sanders and Curtis.
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THE OLD ASSEMBLY HALL
Four years we've been together,
In our High School career,
Thru all sorts and kinds of weather,
With the friends we loved so dear.
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We've strolled thru all the class rooms
And o'er the Building wide,
We've laughed and chatted merrily,
Each by his classmates side.
We've strolled around the school yard
Then to the 'Sembly Room,
When in spring the birds are singing,
And the flowers are all in bloom.
Each passes to his classes.
Until the hour of four,
When the old school gong is sounded —
One more school day is o'er.
We're now the jolly Seniors,
Just Forty Six are we,
Our sails are being gathered in.
For the gales of life 's great sea.
Our future stands before us.
It stares us in the face,
We're making preparations,
For life's great Derby race.
School days will soon be over.
Schoolmates we'll cease to be.
But scattered o'er the country wide,
And e'en some from sea to sea.
Thru the fields of life's great struggles,
Or in times of great distress.
Nothing sweeter can be remembered.
Than the davs of M . H. S.
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IS IT HOT FiNOUGH FOR YOU?
BY ROGER BEAN, '17.
Last Tuesday when I fi rst woke up,
I thought the wind would roast me.
And when old Sol came o'er the hill,
I thought his breath would toast me.
I managed, tho, to don my clothes,
Just as I always do.
Pa met me at the door and said:
"Is it hot enough for you?"
"0, yes," I grunted back at him.
And never cracked a smile,
For well he knew that I was 'bout
To smother all the while.
I went to school and at the door
I met our friendly Sue,
The first thing that she said was this :
"Is it hot enough for you?"
I tried to smile as I walked in.
But Gee Whiz, I was sore.
And as I struck the upper hall,
A man stood at the door.
I thought he'd say "Good morning"
As the teachers always do.
But instead he asked the question
"Is it hot enough for you?"
I vowed I'd stay no longer there
To be greeted thus all day
So I put on somewhat extra speed,
And made my "get away."
I went down to the swimming hole —
Some boys were down there too,
And when they saw me, they yelled out :
"Is it hot enough for you?"
I've tried in vain to get away,
I've missed it every time,
And now I've given up all hopes.
Of any cooler clime.
I've decided, when I pass away,
And bid this world adieu.
That the first thing I shall hear will be :
"Is it hot enough for you?"
Soph — "Say, they have stopped sending' mail to Washington. "
Freshie— "is that so! Why!"
Soph— "He's dead."
Fresliie — "Doctor, will you give me something for my head!"
Doctor — ^"I AYonldn't take it as a gift."
There was a yonng chink named Sing Sing,
Who fell from a trolley ear — ])ing!
The con tnrned his head,
And looked round and said,
"The car's lost a waslier — ding, ding!"
Rae J. (giving the life of Thackeray) — "PTis Avife became insane soon
after her death."
A gii'l wlio di(hi't like to say "spit" nor "pants,'' once saw a Spitz dog
coming down tlie street and said, "Just see how that Saliva dog trousers."
INfi'. Hines — "Why do you make light of this suhject!"
Student — "Because it's gas."
Teacher— "Tonnny, tell about the Dead Sea."
'^fonnny — "I don't know."
Teacher — "Don't yon know anything about the Dead Sea?"
'^I\)mm\' — "l)i(hrt know one had cvi'V been sick."
Atlas was the original hohl-up nian.
Tiac: (after deep silence) — "What are you tliinking about, Frank?"
Fi'ank: "The same thing you are thinking of."
Rae: "Oli, Frank! if you are I'll scream for Papa."
Lives of gi'c^jt men all remind us
AVe should always do our best.
.\nd dcparling, Icax-c behind iis,
Xolchooks that will help Ihc rest.
Professor Abbott — ''Larry, you will lead tomorrow's recitation."
Larry (half asleep)—" 'Taint my lead; I dealt."
Scientific name for snoring — "Sheet Music."
We laugh at teachers' jokes,
No matter wdiat they be;
Not because they're funny.
But because it's policy.
Two Irishmen walking along the street.
"Look what beautiful hide that girl has," cried Pat.
"You must say skin, Pat," said Mike.
The next Snnday at church Pat sang, "Skin me! Oh, Mv Savior, Skin
A man who sells shower baths on five days' trial, sent one out to a
man in the rural district and told him if at the end of five days he was not
satisfied to send it back. He received the following answer:
"Your shower bath looks good, but I ain't had no chance to try it be-
cause the five days passed before Saturday night came around."
Cupid never shoots unless he "Mrs."
Myrle — "T went home to see my parents over Sunday."
Miss House — "Well, how did you find them?"
Myrle — "Oh, easy; I know where they live."
"Don't yon worry about those poor boys in the trenches!"
"T ought to, I know, and I would but the fact is I'm in the hole most
of the time mvself . ' '
Our father slipped upon tlie ice
Because he couldn't stand.
He saw the glorious stars and stripes;
We saw our Fatherland.
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Insanity is something that otlier peoyile have and you haven't; for in-
stance, if a poor simp does something unprecedented and in nonconform-
ity with your categories, he has (to your mind) a spark of insanity wander-
ing about through his mental pabnhim. When a person is insane he is
dubbed crazy. There are times when one will admit he is crazy, for ex-
ample, if you, in a moment of mental aberration, should chance to send
some one's immortal soul to the pale shades of Orcus, you and your law-
yer will argue that you are off your nut.
Sometimes insanity is determined by one's financial status; thus, if a
meek little guy, with a patch the size of a pocket handkerchief sewed later-
ally across the posterior region of his pantaloons, should attempt to prom-
enade down the public highway barefoot and bareheaded, the consensus of
opinion would be that said meek little guy was rapidly nearing the door of
the boobyhatch. But on the otlier hand, if a man whose moniker bore a
string of A 's in Dunn or Bradstreet, should walk upon his eyebrows from
the postoffice to the courthouse, such action would be classed as one of Mr.
James Orphington Doodle's pranks and the perpetrator would only be
Every one has a spark of insanity somewhei-e in their system because
the genus homo is not a perfect machine and in tlie liest of machines the
engine misses once in a while. Insanity is like a gob of powder in one's
think tank and requires just the right spark to blow up the w^orks. A man
who eats three squares a day and works like sixty may be crazy as a bed-
bug on politics or religion, and an otherwise perfectly rational female of
the species may go into hysterics if compelled to wear the same lid two
seasons; a short-sighted naturalist who knows enough to come in out of
the rain may be persuaded to do a Brodie off of Lookout mountain or dive
into the Dead sea after a new s])ecimen of the orangotangus spiflflicatus.
Insanity is a rare thing among animals but among humans an insane
impulse once the whim of some boob takes the form of an epidemic and
becomes acute or breaks out as a fad ; custom being an unwritten law which
gives a man the privilege to do many outlandish things without comment
by reason of this universality; and a whim which has reached the debu-
tante stage and makes its (h'I)ut into society.
But cheei- up, many a man who had peculiar ideas circulating in his
dome has hccii ternied crazy }et somehow managed to grow up and
become a good citizen.
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Sept. 13 Registration day.
243 enrolled in High School.
14 Nuisance distributed. Lecture for H. S. students at Switow's
Theatre under the auspices of iVnti-Tuberculosis Society.
15 Dixie Day. School dismissed at 11:00 A. M. for rest of day.
Gov. Ralston made speech in afternoon.
16 Seniors select class pins. 1st. class meeting Seniors. Seniors,
Sophs and Juniors all elect officers.
17 "Since boys clothes are endangered there shall be no class
scraps tonight." Speech by Prof. Hines.
20 First furniture for Staff- room bought.
21 Boys interested in Foot-ball meet with Mr. Cravens.
23 Officers of Athletic Association elected. Mr. Cravens, Pres.,
Dad Lowder, Sec.-Treas.
27 All pupils without books sent home, especially Seniors.
28 Address on "Anatomy" by the Rev. R. W. Thorne.
29 Lecture on "Athletics by Herr Abbott. About the only thing
said was "Come out to Football. What could you expect.
" 30 Miss Robbins asserts her rights. Cans Charles and Bess,
Oct, 1 Music Day. "Yankee Doodle" for a change. Herr Abbott
appointed "Crier" for lower session hall; announces losed
etc. Senior class pins arrive.
" 4 About $50 raised for Athletics. Blue Monday.
" 5 German test.
" 6 Arithmetic test. Bible study renewed. Twan's car hoisted
upon steps of school building. She descends with greatest ease
while boys view descent from curb.
" 7 Riley Day. Short program at 10:00, Fire Drill. The first
since 1913. M. H. S. represented by Herr Abbott at Riley pro-
gram at Grace Theatre. "That Old Sweetheart of Mine."
School dismissed at 3:30 so students might attend Riley pro-
gram at The Grace.
" 8 Chorus class begins in earnest. Seniors to give minstrel show.
" 11 Fire drill to see parade of Chicago Dixie Tourists at 11:00.
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Talk by Rev. Harriman on ''Disciplined Mind." Report day.
23 Junior Latin failures. 113 students got A's. Seniors buy
invitations, Juniors buy class pins. Freshman class meeting at
Prof. Brewer absconded.
Football game at Brazil. B. H. S. 51; M. H. S. 0. "Great
teams have small beginnings."
Cats, etc. Sec'y.-Treas. resigns. Arrival of Dorothy.
Apologies. 3 Seniors canned.
Talk by Thomas Brooks Fletcher.
Shanks presides over stage from wings during Bible study.
Prof. Abbott badly injured on the little finger. Best program
of the year.
Senior history rests. First of the year. HARD.
Juniors and Freshmen have hay ride and parties.
Recess out of doors in Bible Study Period. Last day of school
until next week.
Teacher's Institute at Indiana])o!is.
Seniors take no books home. SclianI ^
Faculty picnic. Students out en masse. Show at Blackstones^
Snake in the G>in.
Talk by the Rev. E. Richard Edwards. "Knowledge, Ability
and Wisdom." Tickets for "Lavender and Old Lace," on sale.
Football game, M. H. S., 37; Noblesville H. S., 0.
Wind, wind, wind !
"Lavender and Old I^ace. "
Certain Freshmen promoted to 8th grade.
November Nuisance distributed.
Brownsburg H. S. 19, M. H. S. 0, the last game of football.
M. H. S. delightfullv entertained bv the Ju Jube Quartette of
A very good lecture on the "Life of Saul" by Mr. Abbott.
"Life of Paul" concluded.
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18 Talk by Judge J. W. Williams on "Youth." First practice
teaching in 4B x\rithmetic Class. Rain.
17 Long music period. Rain.
21 Model Latin recitation by Seniors before the Juniors, Birds.
22 New system in giving aid to pupils in studies.
23 Paper by Prof. Abbott on "Thanksgiving Day."
24-25 Thanksgiving vacation.
28 No Bible Study. German class divided.
29 Bible Study in lower assembly. New system. Tests in Bible
30 Very good program with school talent only. German.
31 New dishes for Domestic Science Dept.
Dec. 1 Lectures by State Entomologist. Students not allowed to go to
concert by News Boys Band.
" 3 First Basketball game of the season. Score 35 to 22 in favor of
" 5 Lecture by Dr. Kinneman on "Health and Efficiency."
New table for Domestic Science Dept.
" 6 Report cards. Mr. Hines wears dark glasses. "Shepard of
the Hills" at H. S. auditorium under auspices of seventh and
" 7 Bess and Prof. Abbott. Fuss.
" 8 All boys in music class canned. Two basketball games. Indi-
ana Veterinarv College 21, Martinsville Commercial Club 25.
Arcadia H. S.'32, M. H. S. 25.
" 13 Two "canned Kids" back. All second year German class canned
for all day. One Freshman girl appears in uniform.
" 14 Domestic Science table dedicated by spread.
*' 15 Junior pins arrive. Nuisance distributed.
" 17 Alice and Myrtle celebrate birthdays.
" 20 Basketball, M. H. S. 24, Hopewell H. S. 20.
** 21 Tests. Bess canned again,
" 22 Good grades on Arithmetic test. 0-33.
" 23 No English recitation.
" 30 Last day of school this year. Alumni visitors.
" 31 Basketball, M. H. S. 25, Fairmount Academy 20.
Jan. 3 All-stars 59, Commercial Club 16.
" 4 First school day of 1916. New teacher begins, worse than some
•' 5 German test. Mr. Robinson visits Arithmetic class in Senior
Fire drill nearly scared Mr. Silsby to d^ath. Basketball, M. H.
S. 46, Mooresville H. S. 22. Hooray!
6 Excellent English recitation by 4B's.
7 Cicero at Cicero, C. H. S. 24, M. H. S. 16. Played in a barn.
10 Talk by Grandfather Johnson on "Abraham Lincoln."
11 Rain. Basketball. M. H. S. 46, Plainfield H. S. 23.
12 Well! Report cards.
13 English Room too cold for recitation. Obbie has so much
money that it persists in rolling out of his pockets onto the
Hoor. Result — Noise.
14 Broad Ripple H. S. 19, M. H. S. 31.
17 Cold weather. English room too cold again.
18 Brazil H. S. 14, M. H. S. 67.
19 Fire witnessed by several classes from window.
20 Slick. Sleet and ice.
21 Eest ist warm hente. Franklin H. S. 6, M. H. S. 47. Arith-
metic class party. Candy and Carnations. Seniors only have to
have 16 units. Hooray !
24 First day of Second Semester. Mr. Hines busy making out credit
cards for Seniors. Baldy comes with distinctive hair dressing.
25 West Newton H. S. 15, M. H. S. 57.
26 Report cards given to those who failed first semester. "Three
27 No study period before first class. Some will not have lessons.
28 Program final Iv arranged.
V\']). 1 High School dismissed in afternoon for funeral of Lillian Louise
Rusie. Southport game postpwied.
2 Mr. Hines gives spread for B. B. team.
3 Dewey back from flood district. 4B Arithmetic test.
4 Brazil at Brazil. B. H. S. 22, M. H. S. 18. 4B Arithmetic test.
8 Southport at Martinsville, S. H. S. 30, M. H. S. 39. South-
port's only defeat of the season.
9 Visitors. Blanch Bain and Twan Nutter visit the German
class. Report cards. Seniors canned all day for tardiness.
10 0. P. West visits M. H. S., a former instructor here.
11 Bible Study resumed. New Bethel H. S. 23, M. H. S. 41.
14 Sophomore German class canned. Fire drill.
17 Pictures of B. B. boys appear in Star.
18 Franklin at Franklin. Special train 175. F. H. S. 9, M. H. S.
21 Miss Robbins substitutes for Prof. Abbott.
23 Miss Hart entertains unwedded teachers with pink tea.
24 Broad Ripple H. S. 21, M. H. S. 28.
25 Wingate H. S. 13, M. H. S. 21.
26 Yell practice every other day, from this time till tourney.
27 Luncheon given by Domestic Science classes. Board of Educa-
tion. Supt. Robinson and Faculty were the guests.
"' 28 Program taking two periods. Three periods omitted today-
Mar. 3 Miss Stevens absent. Nuisance distributed.
4 Monrovia H. S. 47, M. H. S. 2d team, 23.
5 Schedule for Tourney Games out Martinsville's first game is
with M. T. H. S. *
7 Gladys Bray substitutes for Miss Stevens.
8 Goss is sick with tonsilitis. Taken to Home Lawn.
10 Sectional Tournament. Everybody is happy. Martinsville wins
today. M. H. S. 109, Opponents, 49.
13 Yell Practice for State Tourney.
16 Team and many enthusiastic fans leave for Bloomington.
17 M. H. S. takes both Washington and Lebanon down line to the
tune of 53-22 and 16-33 respectively.
18 Sorrow in the camp of the Red and Blue. We bow to Lafay-
ette, Champions of Indiana.
19 Large crowd greets returning warriors. Brass Band, Speeches.
20 M. H. S. team entertained at the Grace Theatre.
21 Banquet at Home Lawn for B. B. boys. Nit !
23 Mr. Cravens got to school on time!
H. S. students invited to Grace Theatre.
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Special Arithmetic Class for failing Seniors.
Mr. Haven of Presbyterian Evangelistic party entertains us
with piano recital.
Evangelistic party visits M. H. S.
Alberta Smith entertains B. B. boys at her home.
April Fool party at Mary Gano's.
Banquet at Home Lawn for B. B. boys.
M. H. S. Penal Farm opened.
"The pen is (sometimes) mightier than the sword. Great is
the goose-quill, say we all; Amen! But sometimes the spade is
mightier than the pen."
More convicts !
German II gives program for themselves.
Arbor Dav program. Presentation of Cogshall Picture to M.
Mr. Hines elected Superintendent of the schools in Cambridge
Teachers surprise Mr. and Mrs. Slieidler.
Talk by Assistant State Fire Marshall. As a result two barns
burn about one o'clock.
Senior Box Supper. Consequently Miss Hart gives German IV
eight pages. Class Play Picture taken. B. B. boys wear their
Indiana program by Sophomore English classes.
Theoretical Music class visits Staley's Music Store.
Mr. McCracken is absent.
Juniors issue invitations to Banquet.
Strange visitors. Seniors would like to know to whom they
Shanks and Pete off tor Culver.
Baccalaureate Sermon bv Rev. Thorne.
Commencement. Dr. Black makes address. Reception by Supt.
We belong to the Alumni of M. H. S.
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The great lecturer on the ** Psychology of Cosmic Disintegration" had
spoken in impressive statements, and my mind retained some of his closing
"It is quite possible," he had said, "to penetrate into the future with
our human eyes. It is only the hea\ y imprisonment of fleshly sloth that
blinds us. If one could free himself from this tyranny for a moment, and
believe in himself, he could look forward, pierce the darkness, and by means
of Cosmic Disintegration the future of any one would be projected upon his
plane of vision."
It was my desire to obtain this sight, so that I might inform myself of
the future careers of a certain body of persons which is rather interesting
to me, the class of 1916. Therefore, following the directions of the wise
man, I set forth to a high and lonely mountain and dwelt in solitude and
frugality until the night before the Junior banquet, at which my fast was
to be broken with a violent crash. Here I placed myself upon a comfortless
stone and gazed intently into the darkness.
The scientist had spoken truly. I seemed to be seeing a motion picture
show, and as I looked I recognized that I was actually gazing into the fu-
ture at people I knew.
I beheld Imagen Clark entering the office of the "Yellow Sheet Daily,"
a roll of manuscript under her arm. She had married the editor of this
publication and controlled the two together.
Then upon a great stage I saw our old friend Raymond Lowder, the
renowned tragedian of the age, even tiien in the act of causing the huge au-
dience to melt in sobs. His words came to me, "when your dear mother
died." Tears blinded my sight.
More cheerful was the next picture. The sun shone sweetly upon a
stately ^'irg•inia home. Climbing roses veiled the porch, but I could see
within its shade her who was once known as Pauline Comer. She awaited
with eager joy the approach of a martial figure on horseback. It is as I
thought — she never survived the Virginia summer. And the one on the
horse was iiof Walter!
No. He appeai-ed in the dim light of some subterranean place, a lan-
tern in his hand, bending over as he scanned the ground carefully. Was he
searching for an honest man? Then he stood upright and I knew by the
article in his hand that he was the great mushroom specialist of the day.
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Then there unrolled a field of daisies, among which strolled two people.
Eternal lovers ! Giving to the world, as they had to the High School, an
example of fidelity. Dorothy's dress was apple blossom pink, and Shirley's
face as he bent over her was ardent as it had ever been in the old days.
The field melted into the elaborate drawing-room of one of the most
magnificent homes in Morgantown, where a large formal reception was pro-
ceeding. The hostess was the one time Bessie Steele, married to the lead-
ing financier of the city, and the society dictator.
Now a vast hall, wherein a lecturer holds his audience spellbound by
his fiery eloquence. This lecturer, famed also as the inventor of many
safety appliances, is Dewey Goss, who devotes his life to the cause of
" Safety First. "
A pleasant sylvan scene. Here I see more than one of my old friends.
In a low and thriving cottage dwells Ruth Pearcy, married to the "happy
farmer," who also acts as auctioneer at box suppers. With her dwells
Clara Kirk, (piiet and unpretentious as ever. As neighbor to them is Ray
Haase, a solitary bachelor, but we see this will not continue long, as these
two shy people have almost come to an understanding.
A tangled maze of colors blinds my eyes for a moment, but I see it is the
Futurist Masque, headed by Helen Bain ; neither is she the only follower of
the dramatic art, for here in a bewildering costume of the ancient East Juliet
Baldwin whirls through the swift and intricate measures of the ''Shehera-
Here in a dim, strange smelling laboratory I behold the good joke edi-
tor, Basil Williams. What can he be doing — peering into the smoking cru-
cibles? Something noble, certainly. Ah! compounding a ''harmless freckle
cream. ' ' Not for himself, to be sure — he never needed it — but for his old
friend, Rae Jenkins. Unselfish soul!
And she! She has forsaken her disconsolate swain in Martinsville and
taken up the fascinating task of designing dresses. I behold her under the
glaring sun of Peru, seeking new styles, and acquiring more freckles.
Helen Fuselman, longing for a life of adventure and romance, has gone
to Montana, where men are plenty and there are no old maids. I see her
upon a rampant broncho, dashing across the plains in pursuit of admiring
cowboys and miners.
Now tall trees cast mottled shadows over the green English grass, and
under the trees walk the students garbed for graduation. And here is the
student Margaret Rose (for Cambridge has opened its doors to women)
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most serene and dignified of all, nearly ready for her last school diploma.
Here is the flnrry and bustle of a spirited campaign — the shrieking of
the brass band, the rise of the camp song. Charlie Patton is contending
strenuously for the vice-presidency, opposed vigorously by Larry Frye, who
promises, however, to console himself with the mayorshij) of Terre Haute if
After this it is comforting to look upon quiet scenes again — Winifred
Crawford planting morning glories around the fence of her country home,
Frank Adams singing in cheerful solitude as he turns the well-rounded fur-
row, Gertrude Myers waving a fond good-by to three children on their way
Scent of flowers, strains of music, and the flowers are orange blossoms,
while the music is the Bridal March. Blooming whiteness strews the path
of the lovely bride, who comes down slowly. Even in her shyness the smile
remains the same. By it Gladys is known. Where could be found a more
suitable one to play the tender role of bride?
The charming scene fades into the police court, where, before the grim,
judge, Byron Burton stands on trial for speeding. "Ninety-eighth offense,
six months imprisonment." The film rolls on.
Evidently the class was not to lack teachers. In the kindergarten stands
Helen Johnson, a light of knowledge to the young, and Ruth Ferguson pre-
sides over a peaceful rural academy. Guy Terhune teaches Pantheism and
music in an educational institution for foreigners, and Edith Hanna has
attained an enviable position in Gary. Over the smooth floor of the armory
glides Mabel McKinley, teaching the neglected art of roller skating.
Nor does it lack in angels of mercy. In the insignia of the Red Cross
is Myrtle Truax, ready to relieve the pain of brave warriors, and within the
white walls of a hospital Dorris Cordell labors. Mary Wershing tenderly
mirses poodles in an asylum for insane dogs.
Now a huge ship draws slowly up to land and stops. It is the "Bea-
gle," landing at South America, and bearing upon its decks the scientist,
Floyd Ayers, come to search for the fossil bones of buried monsters. With
him is his faithful secretary, coy Ijouise Ratts, willing for his sake to do
anything from taking shorthand dictation to studying the position of a
England again. A country crossroads bearing the signs, "To London,"
"To Hawkhurst." And here are parting Elsie Fritch and Thomas Steward,
exchanging vows and class pins. He goes to London as an amateur gentle-
man, she to Paris on the trail of adventures.
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Then there rolls by films showing industry. Mary MacCammack deftly
manipulating the Stenotype machine, Edith Fletcher the typewriter, Mir-
iam Hastings selling shoe strings in a great department store.
As a contrast to this life of labor is a scene of delightful leisure. Ev-
erett Shireman has purchased a lot in a quiet little town, and between in-
tervals of cultivating chickens and sunflowers, dreams and sings in the
shade of his own plum tree.
A picture of brightness and gayety. Lucile was ever a charming host-
ess, and now, as the wife of an Annapolis officer, she captivates the cadets
by her delightful social functions.
The stage becomes dim and mysterious. There enters a dark and
dreamy figure, laden with strange, sinister machines. With amazing inge-
nuity he constructs implements of destruction. He is called the "Man of
Terror" — James Reid. Yet he also fears something; he is wan and hag-
gard, and frequently seems to be in an attitude of listening. Suddenly he
flees and I see that his old terror of a woman still pursues him.
But here is one happy one. Dear old Benton Port has at last found a
companion who appreciates him, and, encouraged by her, acts as county re-
corder in a pleasant village and plies his trade of artistic photographer.
What '! Another wedding ! In a bower of lavender and pink sweet
peas the most beautiful .girl in Center ton becomes the bride of the hand-
somest man in Paragon, and thus are united beauty and wit. Long maj^
they live! Alice Breedlove has helped one pedagogue to find his "Perfect
Day," and surely he deserves it. Acting as best man we have the loyal rel-
ative, Wayne Abbott, who already is patiently experiencing the ecstacies
At last I see my shadowy self, searching for something. Perhaps it is
the elusive Blue Bird of Happiness. I can not tell, for the scene fades
quickly away and I am left to the tender mercies of the Junior banquet.
Miriam E. Mason.
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GROWTH IN SCHOOL PROPERTY
From an Address by Supt. J. E. Robinson, delivered June 4, 1914
In 1870, the City, then Town of Martinsville became a separate and
distinct school corporation, having been before this time a part of the
school corporation of Washington Township.
The township had in 1867 erected in the North edge of town the front
of what is now known as the Second Ward school building. When the
town became an independent school corporation, 1870, it bought the inter-
est of Washington township in this building for $4,000.00. In 1877 just
ten years after the front was erected the growth of the schools had been
so great that an addition was built on the north side of this building at a
cost of about $6,000.00.
Six years later, in 1883, because of the crowded condition in the
schools a block was bought just three squares southeast of the Public
Sf^uare and on this was erected a small two room school building which
two years later was replaced by a four room brick building of the latest
approved type at a cost of $7,500.50. In 1891 an addition to this building
of the same size and construction was ordered and erected at a cost of
Because of the rapidly increasing enrollment in High School, in 1900,
the Board of School Trustees found it had become necessary to make
loom for those who wished to pursue their studies beyond the grades, and
Mccordingly erected the yjresent High School building just to the north of
the Thii-d'Ward building at a cost of about $15,000.00.'
Ill 1S96 more room was required to accommodate the grades and a
tract in the southwest part of the City on Main Street was purchased of
J. V. Mitchell and a two room building that would house about one hun-
dred puj)ils erected the total outlay being about $3,000.00. This afforded
teiniK)rary relief and in 1903 the Board of Trustees sold this property
f'oi- $2,495.00 and bought the block just south of the Big Four and west
of Main Street and erected thereon a modern six room building at a cost
of about $12,000.00.
Because of the demand for more room for pupils in both grades and
High School the Board of School Trustees bought, in 1912, 6.6 acres of
land six s(]uares south of the Public S(]uare, of Mrs. Hyndman and in
September of that year let the contract for a new high school building at
a cost of $43, 500. 00, the building to be comjileted and ready for occupancy
by September 1, 1914.
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'Twas the best of times; 'twas the worst of times;
'Twas a, day of conceit; 'twas a day of trembling"
HEN o 11 September the
ninth, 1912, we, the class of
'16, entered okl M. H. S. as
Freshmen. For did -we not
have a feeling of importance
as we joined the host of stu-
dents! And who could deny
a slight trembling in his
heart at the sneer of the
haughty Seniors, or the dis-
dain of our neighbors, the
However we aroused ourselves from lethargy, more on account of
instincts of fear, than from any other cause, and, resolving to show our
jiredecessors that we were powerful though young, had a meeting at the
home of Lucile Sartor, and elected officers. Trusting in size we chose
"Shanks" for our executive. The other officers chosen were Larry Frye,
vice-president, and Gladys Lewis, secretary-treasurer. Blue and Gold
were the class colors decided upon.
The Sophs met us that night, and gave battle. Of course we were
We enjoyed our first vacation wlien the Twenty-third Infantry, U. S.
A. passed through our city on September 23, enroute to the border.
Tuesday afternoon, January 28, Miss Ida Faye Smith read "The
Merchant of Venice" before High School. This was appreciated by all.
Miss Hart's English class dramatized a chapter from George Elliott's
"Silas Marner" and presented it before the other freshmen classes.
Histrionic talent was evident this early in our High School career.
Several enjoyable spreads and many Biology hikes livened the
Spring term, and to cap the climax, we were entertained with a delight-
ful party at the home of Miss Margaret Rose, north of the city.
The flood came this vear, the week set for the spring vacation and so
school was continued much to our satisfaction.
The next year we found ourselves again assembled in the old build-
ing, but we were several less in number than in the preceeding year.
Officers chosen this year were : Larry Frye, President ; Helen Fusel-
man and Shanks Kriner, Vice-presidents; Gladys Lewis, Secretary-Treas-
hPK^ NUISANCE^ jglSOl^
This year we celebrated Mr. Cohee's Marriage, enjoyed ''The Melt-
ing Pot," read by Miss Ida Faye Smith and the usual programs. The
Dramatic Club and the H. S. orchestra also made their first appearance
in the "Ladies of Cranford," in all of Avhich the class of '16 was well
Soon winter was over and Sophomore days with it. Therefore we
cast aside the wars of Caesar and prepared for the Orations of Marcus
Tullius with a three months' course in vacation!
Juniors at last! It was an honour to us that we were among the first
to occupy the new H. S. building. At the beginning of the term, however,
we were compelled to recite in the churches and public buildings owing
to a delay in the construction of our new building.
This year several new subjects were added to our curriculum : Ger-
man, Physics, Woodworking, and Commercial Courses being among the
Our officers for this year were : Shanks, President; Rhea Jenkins,
V^ice-president ; Gladys Lewis, Secretary-Treasurer.
The first term was passed in hard labor, with programs and basket-
ball for recreation. Book-stacking was also "enjoyed. Bible study was
added this year.
February nineteentli, formal Dedicatory exercises were held in the
"A Nautical Knot" an operetta was presented by the chorus on Feb-
I'uai'v 25 in the auditorium.
As Juniors, it also fell to our lot to try our luck in debating.
Soon we began making preparations for the Reception, and, after
much dissension, we decided to have it in the gym, and to make it the
Several pleasa)it hours were spent in decorating for the Baccalau-
I'eate and the Commencement.
Before the close of school, however, we elected the Staff for '15- '16.
Numbering forty-five, we again assembled and picked seats in the As-
sembly for the last time. Officers were chosen and pins were selected for
oui- Senior year. Hobby was elected President; Atch, Vice-president,
and the same Secietary-treasurer was chosen as in the preceeding years.
The cliief interest this winter and spring has been centered in the Bas-
ket-ball team. We have lost six out of nineteen games, won the District
1\)urnament and came out third in the State Tourney. Three players,
Krincr, (Joss and Shireman graduate this year.
Tiie ('lass Play, " lligbee of Harvard" was given Tuesday, May 23,
the hous(> being well filled, and was considered quite an honour to the
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On Thursday, May 25, we received our sheepskins and were after-
wards delightfully entertained at the home of Superintendent Eobinson.
And now, on the Twenty-sixth day of May, in the Year of Our Lord
1916, we bid Goodbye to the jolly old High School days forever!
My friend, have you heard of the town of Yawn,
On the banks of the River Slow,
Where blooms the Waita while Flower fair,
Where the Sometime orother scents the air.
And the soft Goeasies grow!
It lies in the Valley of Whatsthe use,
In the Province of Leterslicle,
That tired feeling is native there.
Its the home of the listless, Idon'tcare,
Where the-Putitoffs abide.
We, the Senior-^ of M. H. S., being of sound mind and disposing mem-
ory, do hereby maj<;e and declare this our last will and testament, hereby
revoking all former wills and testaments.
Walter iVcheson My pink cheeks to Doris Young.
Everett Shireman. .... My slumbers to John Bryce.
Clara Kirk My demure ways to Edith Beck.
Pythagarous Ayers. . . .My wisdom to Bertha Rose.
James Reid My position as Editor-in-Chief to Clay Baker.
Gladys Lewis My smile to Louise Pearcy.
Basil Williams My "Olive" to the future H. S. boys.
Byron Burton My firecrackers to William Kirk.
Frank Adams My job as official tardy bell ringer to Cecil Harper.
Alice Breedlove My height to Mildred Miller.
Benton Port My green suit to Howard Northern.
Rae Jenkins My crimson locks to Hobart Crone.
Mabel McKinley My studious disposition to Cecil Frye.
Miriam Mason My freckles to Marvon Jenkins.
Juliet Baldwin My "Bobbed hair" to Emily Lynch.
Dewey Goss My luck to any one that luants it.
Dorothy Tevis My ability to write notes to Doan Nutter.
Winifred Crawford. . . My good nature to Flossie Wheeler.
Larry Frye My plaid shirt to Sid Smith.
Gertrude Myers My mild disposition to Erma Cox.
Shirley Kriner I think (f) I shall keep this case.
Louise Ratts My designs on the Editor-in-Chief to Ruth Walters.
Helen Bain My borrowed clothes to their owners.
Charles Patton My commanding ways to Naomi Gnm.
Wayne Abbott The elevation of my head to my brother.
Iniogene Clark My curls to Martha Asher.
Ruth Pearcy My stand in with Clarence to Lucy Patton.
Dad Louder My position as yell leader to Tronie.
Lucile Sartor My tem,per to Clara Watson.
Margaret Rose My brother to the B. B. Team of 1917.
Elsie Fritcli My white shoes to Nona Henderson.
Bess Steele My place in the club to Alberta Smith.
Guy Terliune My walk to Mose.
Ray Haase My speed to Helen Clark.
Edith Hannah My black hair to Edith Cramer.
Dorris Cordell My coquettish ivays to Mary Fletcher.
Ruth Furguson My curly hair to Louis Thome.
Helen Johnson Wly ability as match maker to Mr. Silshy.
Myrtle Truax My singing voice to Katherine Mouse r.
Mary Wershing My size to Glen Cunningham.
Thomas Steward My power as girl fascinator to Howard Ay res.
Edith Fletcher My ambition to Jessie Haase.
Helen Fuselman My Bloomington lovers to Harriet Sweet.
Mar}^ McCamack My seat in assembly to Forest Thome.
Miriam Hastings My Junior sweetheart, Loyd Walls to Mary Gum.
Pauline Comer My Soph to Mable Pr ingle.
What is writ is writ-
Would it were worthier!
Farewell! a word that must be, and hath been—
A sound which makes us linger; yet, farewell!"
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Jewel Products Retail Only.
From Producer to Consumer — Buy the Jewel Way.
SPICES, COCOA, SPAGHETTI, SOAP, CLEANSER, STARCH, BLUING,
POWERED AMMONIA, TOILET SOAP, CASTILE SOAP, TOILET
ARTICLES, PIANO POLISH PHONE. D E 10
R. H. MARSHALL, Agent. 909 E. Washington St., Martinsville.
5 & 10c Store
WEST OF COURT HOUSE
CANDIES, PEANUTS, CHOCOLATES ' FRESH EVERY WEEK
THE BETTER KIND
STATIONERY - BOOKS SOUVENIRS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES,
YOUR DOLLAR HAS MORE CENTS WHEN SPENT HERE
Davis Cooperage Co.
To The Young Man Graduate.
"If you keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it O'l you;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds, worth of distance run:
Yours is the earth and eve:-ything that's in it;
And — which is more — you'll be a man - my son."
Martinsville Floral Co.
NIXON H. GANO, Proprietor.
865 East Harrison Street.
Phones D D 12 & F B 24.
' Martinsville, Indiana